Paul charged the whole Corinthian church, including women and children, to "act like men." What could that rugged faith look like?
Gen. David Baird (1757-1829) served in the 73rd Highlanders in India and was captured as prisoner of war in 1780. Hearing the bad news back home in Scotland, his mother did not freak out. Her comment: "God pity the chiel [young man] who's chained to our Davie!"
In our emotionally delicate age, this is instructive.